J.P. Morgan partners with Lord’s to give disabled children a day at the famous London cricket ground
Oct 09, 2012
J.P. Morgan volunteers recently partnered with nonprofit Caudwell Children and Lord’s Cricket Ground in London to give a group of cricket-loving disabled children a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Through J.P. Morgan’s four-year sponsorship of Lord’s, which is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), the beneficiaries of Caudwell Children, their families and employee volunteers from J.P. Morgan attended the Middlesex versus Essex county match. Caudwell Children helps improve the lives of disabled children across the U.K.
The outing was part of the “Gift of a Day” program, which J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank Volunteer Leadership Group and Caudwell Children have co-organized since 2011.
In addition to witnessing the professional cricketers in action, the children were given a special tour of Lord’s that included a talk in the J.P. Morgan Media Center, afternoon tea in the Hospitality Boxes and a trip to the onsite MCC Museum that is home to the world-famous sporting icon, the Ashes Urn.
British cricketers Ollie Rayner of Middlesex and Graham Napier of Essex were two of the numerous players on hand to meet the group, take part in games, answer questions and sign autographs.
“Our group felt especially welcome by MCC and the hospitality was second to none,” said Sinead Conroy from Caudwell Children. “The children, parents and volunteers loved every minute of it, especially meeting the players. It was a magical day that has given us all some wonderful memories of our trip to Lord’s. We are very grateful to J.P. Morgan and MCC for arranging the day.”
In addition to the special day at Lord’s, Volunteer Leadership Group members have organized events with Caudwell Children at the London Sea Life center, the London Zoo, the London Science Museum, and the BBC Television Centre.